What are the important events that happened on April 15? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
April 15: Facts & Myths About This Day
April 15 is the 106th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 260 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 2, 2020 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,586,908,800 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectahexagon’ day.
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Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 303 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,672 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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April 15 Historical Events
Samuel Johnson’s A Dictionary of the English Language is published in London.
Preliminary articles of peace ending the American Revolutionary War (or American War of Independence) are ratified.
Closing ceremony of the Games of the I Olympiad in Athens, Greece.
Black Friday: mine owners announce more wage and price cuts, leading to the threat of a strike all across England.
The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, the most destructive river flood in U.S. history, begins.
Roerich Pact signed in Washington, D.C.
First day of the Arab revolt in Palestine.
Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball’s color line.
White Rock, British Columbia officially separates from Surrey, British Columbia and is incorporated as a new city.
The United States launches Operation El Dorado Canyon, its bombing raids against Libyan targets in response to a bombing in West Germany that killed two U.S. servicemen.
Who were born on April 15?
Guru Nanak Dev, the first of the ten Sikh Gurus (d. 1539)
Maximilian Kronberger, German poet (d. 1904)
Alfred S. Bloomingdale, American businessman (d. 1982)
Harold Washington, American politician (d. 1987)
Stavros Paravas, Greek actor
Willie Davis, American baseball player
Dave Edmunds, Welsh musician
Natalie Casey, British actress
Willie Mason, Australian rugby league player
Thomas Albanese, Italian footballer
Who died on April 15?
Filippo Brunelleschi, Italian architect (b. 1377)
Patriarch Joseph, head of the Russian Orthodox Church
Johann van Waveren Hudde, Dutch mathematician (b. 1628)
Françoise d'Aubigné, marquise de Maintenon, second wife of Louis XIV of France (b. 1635)
Ignacije Szentmartony, Croatian Jesuit missionary and geographer (b. 1718)
Kepa Te Rangihiwinui, Maori military leader
Victims of the RMS Titanic disaster: James Paul Moody, Sixth Officer (b. 1887)
Clara Blandick, American actress (b. 1880)
Hu Yaobang, Chinese politician (b. 1915)
Edward Gorey, American illustrator (b. 1925)
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